Women in the Surrealist Movement
Taught by J.R. Pepper
J.R. Pepper is a photographer, artist and researcher who specializes in Victorian spirit photography and Japanese popular culture. Her work featured on a variety of websites, album covers, galleries, press releases and publications, including Haunted America:FAQ by Dave Thompson. She has done lectures and panels at various conventions including New York Anime Festival, New York Comic Con, Tokyo in Tulsa, Salon Con, The Steampunk World's Faire, Catland Books and with the Morbid Anatomy Museum. She lives in New York and works as an archivist in a retouching studio and an assistant at The Burns Archive.
image credit: Bill Wadman
This class is designed to give students a basic introduction to the female Surrealists, works, movements, and aesthetic theories the Surrealist Movement.
Some of the most mind-bending art ever developed during the Surrealist movement. However, the movement itself was largely made up of men. Despite this, there were women who quietly and not so quietly changed the movement forever. These women went beyond the femme fatale and femme enfant imagery encouraged by Andre Breton and fought for their place in the narrative. We will examine how their work illustrates the dynamic emotional landscapes within their subconscious and the surrounding chaos the impending World War.